I am getting ready to schedule my first paid inspection. I don’t have software. So I’m going to have to manually write the report. And I’m wondering if anybody has a checklist of everything that I need.
Also Not quite sure how to use the Forum and wanting to know if there’s anything I need to do to join the buyback program.
I am a new inspector so please take this with a grain of salt. What I have noticed is that there are a lot of inspection software companies that offer free trials of their software even when used for paid inspections. This would be a great way to get to know what software suits your style best and will provide a better end product for your client. Just my two cents. Good luck!
Everything you need to inspect is called the SOP. Why not try Tap Inspect, you get five inspections for free every inspection after that is five dollars. I use it on my iPhone or iPad pretty simple to use.
What did you use for your mock inspections? If you haven’t done any yet I would do some prior to your first paid one. Try sample report software and take lots of pictures. Try doing your own your home and start to make a template for your first paid inspection. Good luck with your new career
I’ll put this bluntly. You are not ready to go into business and if you go into business before you are ready you may be finished before you start and you may harm somebody.
A home inspector is entrusted with the physical and financial well-being of both his clients and the seller. OK, and the agents.
DO NOT accept paying inspections before you are qualified. The term “qualified” has little to do with what courses you have passed. It means that you understand what you are doing; that you are capable in both the inspection and business aspects of home inspection and can act as a professional.
Look Eric, your post make it obvious that you are not qualified. Jeff, Michael, Christopher, Marc and myself, we’re all experienced inspectors and we’re trying to warn you. We all started out new, just like you, but we didn’t all start out performing paid inspections before we were qualified. Cancel your inspection and take the time to learn this business before you take on work.
I was thinking of a ckeck list of what to bring , like a thank you letter for home owner. I guess it’s the boy scout training in me. When getting ready to go camping I would use the check list of everything to pack.